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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is mental health awareness month.  Behavioral health is an important topic for every family.  Ensuring each family member is both mentally and physically healthy promotes competent, caring, and productive members of society and helps to build vital communities.  How much do you know about mental health and its importance to your family and community? […]

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AVIAN FLU AND WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU

The agriculture news that has caught everyone’s attention the last several days has been the identification of avian flu (AI) in Jefferson County. There’ve been a lot of conversations and phone calls inquiring about the event, requesting information on AI and curious about the impact, both now and in the future. Poultry, both large and […]

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Head Start Parent Cafes

Parent Cafes as a New Model of Family Engagement

One of our local partners is getting ready to pilot a new model of family engagement.  What’s family engagement?  It refers to getting parents and guardians involved in their children’s education as full partners with local early care and education providers as well as local K-12 schools.  Family engagement has been shown to increase school […]

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County Fair Celebrates 4-H’s 100th!

 CENTURY OF 4-H CENTURY OF 4-H — Wisconsin’s 4-H clubs are celebrating the 100th anniversary of their founding this year. Pictured above, Sarah Torbert, Jefferson County’s University of Wisconsin-Extension 4-H/youth development agent, and summer UW-Extension 4-H intern Kamilla Thoma display a banner celebrating the century milestone.   Posted: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 9:53 am Updated: […]

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Happy Baby!

Text4Baby! Great, Free Resource for Expectant Parents

Looking for just in time prenatal and baby development info??  Here’s a great new resource – text4baby! Get support throughout your pregnancy and baby’s first year with FREE text messages from text4baby. Text4baby delivers messages covering a wide range of health topics including safety, immunization, nutrition, birth defect prevention, developmental milestones, and much more. It’s […]

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